APPLICATIONS : Applications must be sent to: The Department of Planning, Monitoring and
Evaluation (DPME), Attention: Human Resource Admin & Recruitment, by
email to or hand delivered at 330 Grosvenor Street,
Hatfield, Pretoria. WEBSITE
CLOSING DATE : 12 June 2020 @ 16:30 pm
NOTE : The relevant reference number must be quoted on all applications. The
successful candidate will have to sign an annual performance agreement and
will be required to undergo a security clearance. Applications must be
submitted on a signed Z.83 accompanied by copies of all qualifications, Identity
Document, valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling is an inherent
requirement of the job), proof of citizenship if not RSA citizen, and a
comprehensive CV specifying all experience indicating the respective dates
(MM/YY) as well as indicating three reference persons with the following
information: name and contact number(s), email address and an indication of
the capacity in which the reference is known to the candidate. Applicants will
be required to meet vetting requirements as prescribed by Minimum
Information Security Standards. Failure to submit the above information will
result in the application not being considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility
to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications
Authority (SAQA). Reference checks will be done during the selection process.
Note that correspondence will only be conducted with the short-listed
candidates. If you have not been contacted within six (6) months of the closing
date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful. Shortlisted candidates must be available for interviews at a date
and time determined by DPME. Applicants must note that pre-employment
checks will be conducted once they are short-listed and the appointment is also
subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security
clearance, security vetting, qualification verification and criminal records.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a written test as part of the
selection process. For salary levels 11 to 15, the inclusive remuneration
package consists of a basic salary, the state’s contribution to the Government
Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion in terms of applicable rules.
SMS will be required to undergo a Competency Assessment as prescribed by
DPSA. All candidates shortlisted for SMS positions will be required to undergo
a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant technical elements of the
job. The DPME reserves the right to utilise practical exercises/tests for nonSMS positions during the recruitment process (candidates who are shortlisted
will be informed accordingly) to determine the suitability of candidates for the
post(s). The DPME also reserves the right to cancel the filling/not to fill a
vacancy that was advertised during any stage of the recruitment process. Entry
level requirements for SMS posts: In terms of the Directive on Compulsory
Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days & Minimum Entry
Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a requirement for
all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is the successful completion of
the Snr Management Pre-Entry Programme as endorsed by the National
School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG) under the
name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be obtained by
following the below link: The successful candidate will be required to provide proof
of completion of the NSG Public Service Senior Management Leadership
Programme Certificate for entry into the SMS.


Chief Directorate:
Planning Alignment

SALARY : R869,007 per annum (Level 12). (All-inclusive salary package) The
remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the
Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be
structured according to personal needs within the relevant framework.
CENTRE : Pretoria


An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (NQF 6) in the areas of Social
Sciences, Public Management, Economics or Commerce with at least 6 years’
appropriate experience of which 3 years should be in the areas of strategic
planning, M&E and/or budgeting frameworks and 3 years at ASD level. An NQF
7 qualification or specialised training/courses will serve as an added

Competencies/Skills: The ideal candidate should have knowledge
of Public Sector Strategic Planning Processes; Monitoring & Evaluation
Frameworks; Basic Research Methodologies and Government Budgeting
Frameworks. Should produce good quality of work, be reliable and take
initiative. Should have good Interpersonal relations and communication skills,
should be flexible and have the ability to work with the team. Planning and
execution, leadership skills, the ability to delegate and empower subordinates.
Should be willing travel across the country. Should have management skills
and be able to control financial resources and supervise staff.

The incumbent must be assertive and self-driven, innovative and
creative, client orientated and customer focused, solution orientated and able
to work under stressful situations and the ability to maintain high levels of


A successful candidate will be responsible for providing oversight support, and
direction on Strategic Planning, Annual Performance Planning, reporting and
implementation programmes in government. This entails analysing the draft
Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans of departments, liaise and
report accordingly; reviewing and refining Frameworks and Guidelines for
Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans, and Reporting; and providing
administrative logistical support; and training w.r.t. medium term planning for
provincial departments. Provide support to the Senior Specialist: Planning.
Ensuring the Chief Directorate’s statutory responsibilities in terms of the Public
Finance Management Act (PFMA) and DPSA prescripts are adhered to and
ensuring effective & efficient Human Resources planning, business/operational
and performance annual planning as well as management of procurement
within the Chief Directorate and ensuring sound corporate governance
mechanisms for the Chief Directorate.

ENQUIRIES : Mr M Lehong, Tel No (012) 312-0540